how to make a key three easy ways!

In an effort to keep up with my LIST...and to encourage you in some of the same...
here is a super duper easy how to for a sweet little gift that is PERFECT
for teachers, friends, family, bus drivers...basically anyone with keys.
And there are three simple ways to make of which requires NO sewing!
First...choose the method that makes you happy.
Then gather your materials...
1o inches of cotton webbing
10 inches of ribbon or a 10 by 2 1/4in fabric scrap
10 inches of your choice of iron on strips
the same width (or a bit smaller) as your ribbon

Everything Ribbons is a great place on Etsy to get a good deal on supplies...
In fact they have generously offered Little Bit Funky readers 10% off of their have to be sure to mention the Little Bit Funky Blog in the "notes to seller" section when you check out.
Here is how you make the iron on one...
(and try not to be be super jealous of my awesome ironing board cover...okay?)
Lay the iron on strip in the center of your webbing...
paper side up...iron on as per directions on package.
Remove ribbon directly on top of iron on strip...
Iron ribbon onto the strip...
You CAN stop here and mosey on down to the hardware part...
Add some cute stitching to the sides.
If you want to skip the iron on can just go right to the stitch on step.
THAT is as easy as lining the ribbon up on the center of the webbing...
and stitching to your hearts content.
Once the ribbon is attached...
fold in half...
lining up the two ends...
insert ends into the open end of the hardware.
Clamp it down with the pliers...nice and tight.
You can put a scrap of fabric between the pliers
and the metal to avoid scratching the metal.
All done.
Almost instant.
Now...if you want to do a fabric one...
fold the 10in by 2 1/4in fabric strip in half....
inside out...
stitch up one side...using 1/4in seam.
Iron flat...
Stitch it on there the way you did the ribbon one.
Cute and could punch a hole in a gift card
and add to the ring for an all in one gift. :)

AND to get you started...

Everything Ribbons is offering up TWO free kits!!!

TWO readers will each get the following:
3 - key fob hardware (key fob and split rings)
3 - 10” cotton webbing (your choice out of 23 colors)
3 - 10” ribbon heat sealed to prevent from fraying
3 - 10” fusible web adhesive


To enter:
Just leave a comment...telling me how you made it here.

I'm always curious.
I'll choose two winners on Friday!

And for other handmade gift on "how to" over in the label cloud on the right. Or here:

Soon I'll have the how to make a wreath tutorial
How to make the cutest advent ever from your baby's socks and clothes!

Stay tuned!


sherry and co.

This last shoot was worth every moment for this photo.
I just LOVE it.
My new friend Sherry allowed me the joy of taking photos of her sweet family this afternoon...
...a perfect 75 degree day here in Virginia.
As I was sitting to edit these...I kept thinking...Did I really take these?
Does that sound conceited?
Super fun and easy family to photograph...
I love this one too.
And this one...grass stains and all.
Seriously cute kids...with dark brown know they are my favorite.
This sweet girl was the most challenging...but we got some good ones.
I mean would it even be possible to take a bad photo of them?
My cute tank is full.

Sherry I hope you love them so much!
Thanks again!

at long last...

I FINALLY have a quilt to show for all the work we did back during the quilt along...
I haven't decided yet if I can recommend the new quilter I used...I'll let you know.
She wasn't bad...just quirky.
I did the binding myself. It was SO easy!!
I will work on my skill level a bit before I show you how. :)
Moses tried to claim it...uhh back off buddy...yours is upstairs remember?
Aaron loved it too...his is in the works...
See? Not always a stinkface...
He was actually laughing and giggling...
And having a great time...
Until...uh time over!


If you made a quilt/are making a quilt with us, won't you leave a link so we can come say hi to you?


making a list...

I am making a different kind of list this holiday season...
You can click it to make it bigger.
Trying to put the focus in the right place from the beginning.
Are you making a list?
I'd love to see it.


recycled pumpkins. :)

First a little confession.
I never got out my Fall decorations.
Not even one.
The only things that let us know that Fall was here in this house...were these pumpkins.
They sat centered on my dining room table.
That was it.
I'm ok with that.
And add to the insult...I made them into this.
I wanted to show you before you threw out your pumpkins.
Even if you don't have white ones...I bet you could hit some orange ones with spray paint?
It took less than ten minutes.
And I did it with this guy right here the whole time.
I used wooded skewers to hold them onto each other.
And decided that two was enough...three was too unstable.
Added a scarf and a pail hat...some button eyes
(glued on and held in place with a toothpick), some greenery and done.
I am thinking the cold weather will preserve her for a least longer than if I just ended her with being a pumpkin right?

Just a heads up...sometime soon I will teach you how to make your very own wreath from fresh keep your eyes open for some you can grab...holly, boxwood, pine and magnolia will all work just fine and you will have to buy very few supplies.
And thanks so much for ALL of the encouragement about my people. :)
These people here are part of a Christmas gift for my niece.

Others are now happily in the shop...but I will have to limit the number of orders I can take and promise for order sooner than later...that goes for every custom order in the shop...I will most likely stop taking custom orders early in December.

Happy Monday!

any guesses...

What this is?
I can't tell if they are as good as I think they are...
I'm kind of partial.
I am tempted to offer them in the shop.
But also thinking that they are one of those
"only a mother could love it"
kind of things.

So what's your guess?

lyndsi and co. I am kind of giddy at the moment.
First...I am LOVING all the new commenters!! You are making my heart so happy and I am going to do my best to get around to each and every blog to say hi!
Keep it coming...I LOVE hearing from you!
Secondly...I did a photo shoot last night with my dear friend Lyndsi.
You might remember that I did her photos last year when her sweet baby girl was born.
This year was even more fun...but a bit more challenging.
Chase is three. That is all you need to know right?
He kept me on my toes.
But even still I think we got some really precious shots.
I have a million things I should be doing...
but I couldn't help myself from sitting down to edit.
I keep getting more excited with every edit.
I LOVE them.
They wanted some shots of just the two of them...easy. as. pie. after chasing Chase and Ella.
Plus they are beautiful and sweet...perfect subjects.
I got hundreds...but these are just some of my favorites...for Lyndsi to see.
And this shot...may be the closest I got to getting a smile from this sweet girl.
I did everything I could think of...sing, yell, be silly, shake toys over my head...nothing was getting her to crack.
I just love a thumb there anything sweeter?
And she had her lovely...ugh...I can hardly stand the cute.
Thank you Lyndsi and Rick for letting me document some of your history.
It is such a joy and privilege. :)
I hope you love them.


p.s. If you are in or near Charlottesville and need some photos...I am friendly and cheap. :)
My email is over on the right. :)
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